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At&t 5, Us 4, Medicare 4, Lance Armstrong 3, U.s. 3, Obama 2, Brandi Hitt 2, T.j. Winick 2, Sonoma 2, Livestrong 1, Armstrong 1, Johnson 1, Amy Hollyfield 1, San Francisco 1, Vallejo 1, Ron 1, Benghazi 1, Matt Cain 1, Romney 1, Katie Susan Sarandon 1,
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    October 22, 2012
    11:30 - 12:00pm PDT  

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22 >> >> reporter: two weeks until election day. tonight's debate will focus on foreign policy the topic -- it took the president 14 days before he called the
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attack in benghazi an act of terror.uáu/ >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney are expected to spar again over the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. iran will be a hot topic after "the new york times" reported u.s. and iran agreed to one-on-one talks. the white house denied a meeting is set but added it is open to one-on-one talks. >> anything diplomatically now can help the president. >> reporter: iranians denied any talks are scheduled. as the president wrapped up prep at camp david his campaign released this new ad. >> president obama ended the iraq war of the mitt romney would have left 30,000 troops there. >> reporter: romney prepared in florida where he gave this advice during a football game. >> figure out which of their players is best and take 'em out early. >> reporter: the latest poll of likely voters shows the race is a dead heat 47%, with
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only two weeks until election day the stakes are higher than ever. >> this debate tonight so important. >> reporter: this debate setting will be different than any other presidential debate so far both candidates will be sitting with the moderator, at a desk. brandi hitt, abc7 news. before you go, after last week's heated debate what kind of tone can we expect? >> reporter: a lot of people are still expecting both to throw a few punches because this is their last debate. the idea they are going to be sitting at a desk it probably will tone down some of the heat. while it may be toned down you are still going to see some punches thrown. >> brandi hitt, thanks so much. tonight debate set to begin
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6:00 our time. you can watch it live here on abc7. just ahead, bracing for rain, just in case at the giants' ballpark getting ready for the game that will decide whether they will go to the world series. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price for two years. [ female announcer ] switch today and get a total home dvr included, free for life. [ male announcer ] you get reliable, high speed internet on our advanced digital network. choose from speeds up to 24 megs. [ female announcer ] and with u-verse tv you can record four shows at once on your total home dvr and play them back in any room. [ male announcer ] so call now.
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in less than six hours giants begin battling for the
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right to return to the world series this year. amy hollyfield is live at the park where crews have been working hard. >> reporter: the big question is the weather. earlier this morning isn't wasn't looking soso good. you can see the sun is now out and the team is hoping that's a good sign. at&t park is getting a lot of attention today. crews covered the field last night to protect it from rain and spent the morning sweeping the rainwater off the tarp to ensure there will be a game 7 here tonight. state-of-the-art drainage system. the weather looks better as it gets closer to game time. we will do everything in our power to get the game in today. >> reporter: executives say they realize what a big moment this is for the team. >> we are thrilled that we have a game 7. first game 7 in 50 years in san francisco. >> reporter: the home crowd will have plenty of drink options, beer distributors were unloading kegs in the
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rain and say playoffs have been incredible for business. >> they are doing -- almost our busiest game plus it has been really busy. >> reporter: the dug-out store opened early this morning to capitalize on giants' fever looks like the weather will be good for the business. >> going to be chilly tonight so i want a sweatshirt to stay warm. >> reporter: and it has to say giants? >> it's gotta say giants. >> reporter: the winner tonight place the world series officials say they stay away from predictions. >> if you look at having the two last world series champions in the playoffs, it is very exciting for the game. we'll see what happens tonight. we feel hopeful. >> reporter: fans aren't hesitating to predict a giants' victory. >> we got the best picture in the national league pitching, matt cain. we got the momentum and we are hope. other than that we don't have
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anything going for us. >> reporter: as for tickets, giants' executives say sometimes the opposing team will turn in tickets they say they will get those on the website as soon as possible keep checking there. there's distributors online the cheapest seats were for about $130. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. dry now. what do you think? >> you want to dress for the warmth or warmly not for the warmth, temperatures will be in the 50s possibility of drizzle one the sunsets even a chance of shower towards the end of the game. can't take umbrellas to at&t park. clouds don't look impressive now we still have two or three more chances of rain. new warning about the health dangers of
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lance armstrong's name is no longer in the history books for winning seven tour de france titles. today he was stripped of all his titles. t.j. winick has more. >> reporter: cycling's governing body made it official lance armstrong will be stripped of his seven titles and banned from the sport for life. >> lance armstrong has no
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place in cycling so he deserves to be forgot >> reporter: this past weekend armstrong made two appearances at his foundation's 15th anniversary celebration. >> people ask me a lot, how are you doing? i tell them, i've been better. but i've always been worse. >> reporter: today's decision after the u.s. anti-doping agent accused him of leading the most sophisticated professionalized and successful doping program that the sport has seen. they are officially removing his name from the books,er racing his victories from 1999 to 2005. armstrong has consistently called it a witch-hunt. over the past week his endorse deals have dropped the disgraced cyclist and he's stepping down as chairman of his own foundation. >> he's our founder and he's been the inspiration for this movement. his cancer journey lead to this place. to have him here is phenomenal. >> reporter: in total, 26 people, including 15 riders
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testified that armstrong and his teams used and trafficked banned substances and routinely used blood transfusions even among his most loyal supporters there's concern. >> it has been a bittersweet time i think livestrong is going to livestrong. the world's most famous could still lose an olympic medal and maybe target of a civil lawsuit. t.j. winick, abc news, new york. this morning wouldn't have been good for going cycling. right now is the best time we are in between the showers from this morning and the ones that are moving into sonoma county. this morning, beautiful picture from katrina rusk, she was around san jose and picked up this beautiful picture of a rainbow, thank her for sending that in. hopefully we'll see a few more.
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here's at&t park great now all that sunshine can only help keep that field dry before the potential for rain rolls back in during the latter parts of the game. east bay hills not much going on clouds a little thicker by the moment, right now i've got a storm track on that one storm, even fit is moving at 40 miles per hour -- even if it is moving at 40 miles per hour it is going to stay west over 101 sonoma county over the next 45 minutes to an hour between cloverdale and windsor it is going to get wet 101 will be slick again. over the last three hours storms diminished cold front moved into the east bay and south bay, a few small showers in the higher elevations to the east of the santa clara valley other than that dry, mid to upper 50s 60 in san jose now mid to upper 50s monterey bay and points
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inland. a little breezy, we had rain this morning, scattered showers and sunshine during the average. chance of showers not only today but tomorrow and wednesday before a drier and warmer weekend. today going to warm up a pew more degrees upper 50s to mid 60s -- into the east bay valleys, monterey bay mainly upper 50s around the bay upper 50s to low 60s inland. might be good to carry an umbrella today except for the game you can't have them at the park. interesting part there 5:07 increasing clouds. sunsets at 6:20 air naturally moist ends, i think drizzle will develop, best chance of showers towards the end of the game. let's hope cain pitches really well and really fast. no-hitter is that asking too much for game 7? 49 tonight vallejo low to mid 50s everybody else rain showers will intensify overnight warm front brought
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us heavier rain now we are in unstable air mass that we are going to mix energy, moisture and sun. through the afternoon, quiet. here you go 7:00, showers start to roll in that's what is going to take over. tomorrow a little drier than today. another chance that a cold front will roll through once -- through wednesday. on in the east bay quarter to half inch south bay up to an inch in the north bay even more than that in the mountains. leading group of experts wants cheerleading declared to become an official sport. arguing that will make it safer. the american academy of pediatrics says cheerleading has become so physical and extreme it should be regulated the same way varsity sports are. the group says the number of cheerleading injuries has risen steadily for two decades and recmends squads have
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certified coaches, trainers and limits on practice time. giants' fans show off their pride. >> we are a ron: years ago i made a promise to provide the best for my family, in sickness and in health. carol and i needed help figuring out what's covered by medicare and what's not. so we turned to the same folks we've relied on for health insurance all these years. announcer: ron and carol called anthem blue cross and found an affordable medicare plan that pays for some costs
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today on katie susan sarandon whose life and career has never been busier they talk about many things they have in common including raising kids, growing old gracefully and her views on marriage. >> you have not believed in
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the institution of marriage basically? >> i believe in it for other people. if it works for you that's fabulous. i was alwsay hesitant this idea of locking it in. >> that's katie at 3 p.m. here on abc7. coming up at 4:00, new screening guidelines for cervical cancer that millions of women need to know about. at 5, when does immediate -- where does piedmont high goes from here? how they plan get a handle on the sexual fantasy list that was uncovered. those stories at 4 and 5. we've been asking baseball fans to show us their pride. >> we've collected some of today's favorites how can you resist list. cute kids with the giants' hat. >> a dog with the hat as well looking good. >> how do you like this wig? >> i think it is cool. >> here's a proud papa with
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his two kids. we want to see your fan&ndn pictures them to ureport. >> or share them with us on our facebook page facebook.com/abc7news or on twitter. >> from all of us here, thank you so much for joining us. >> who wants to be a millionaire is next. we want to remind to you download our new alarm clock app for your iphone for free from apple's app store and. taoups store and head news, headlines, weather and traffic the moment you wake up. >> let's look outside at the ballpark. mike says. >> be prepared for a little drizzle in the mid of t
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